As Lent yields to Holy Week and Easter, the Hausvater Project invites you to consider:
- Marriage Definitions: Do We Define Marriage, or Does Marriage Define Us?
- Spiritual Fasting: An Excerpt from Meditations on the Vocation of Motherhood
- Evidence for Easter: An Apologetics Presentation at Bethany Lutheran College (Livestreamed, March 25)
- Homeschool Symposium: Featuring the Rev. Johann Caauwe and Dr. Ryan MacPherson (Mankato, Minn., April 25)
Defined by Marriage
By Jonathan Conner
Marriage in America isn’t what it used to be. Previous generations regarded marriage as an institution with definite rules by which couples, upon entering, agreed to abide. Today’s generation, riding on the wave of individual autonomy and the exaggerated “right to choose,” has turned marriage into a private relationship defined by the individuals entering it. Instead of acknowledging the inviolable rules of marriage and submitting their wills to marriage as an institution, today’s generation asserts its sovereignty over marriage, imposing its preferred definitions on it.
Despite what some stridently suggest, marriage is not a waxen nose capable of being molded into an individual’s preferred shape. Marriage’s mold is fixed, being established in the eternal will of the almighty God. He declares it a lifelong institution between one man and one woman designed for companionship, procreation, and holiness.
Click to Continue Reading: http://www.hausvater.org/articles/394
By Marie MacPherson
“Is not [the fast that God has chosen] to share your bread with the hungry, And that you bring to your house the poor who are cast out; When you see the naked, that you cover him, And not hide yourself from your own flesh?” Isaiah 58:7
In the Pentateuch, fasting was required for the Day of Atonement. It was also often practiced in times of repentance, illness, or war. A reader might expect that God, in the middle of the Book of Isaiah, might be chastising the Israelites for not keeping the prescribed fasts. Instead, God excuses the lack of the action of fasting, focusing instead on what is more important: the condition of the heart.
Click to Continue Reading: http://www.hausvater.org/articles/395
Evidence for Easter (Palm Sunday, 7 p.m. Central)
Palm Sunday, March 25, 2018, 7 p.m. Central Time
Live at Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, Minn.
Livestreamed via Internet
Featuring Christian Apologist Allen Quist, a member of the Hausvater Project advisory network.
- Are the New Testament manuscripts reliable?
- What do secular historians say about the eye-witness testimonies?
- Skeptics and Christians alike will be astonished by the evidence!
Click for Details: http://www.blc.edu/easter
Homeschool Symposium (April 15, 2018)
2nd Annual Evangelical Lutheran Synod Homeschool Symposium
Hosted at Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, Minn.
Sunday, April 15, 2018
2 p.m.—7 p.m.
Featuring Two Speakers from the Hausvater Project:
- Hymns in the Life of the Church, School, and Home (Rev. Johann Caauwe)
- Faith and Family: A Classical Lutheran Approach (Dr. Ryan MacPherson)
For further details and registration: http://www.hausvater.org/events/398
Forgiveness in Christ: it’s for you and your children. (Acts 2:38-29)
The Hausvater Project seeks to equip Christian men and women for distinctive and complementary vocations in family, church, and society, by fostering research and education in light of Holy Scripture as proclaimed by the Lutheran Confessions.